Extra pay for
working on Election Day
Because Election Day poll workers are critical to local democracy, Cook County Code § 22-1 allows County employees to get paid for their Election Day service in addition to their regular salary; no personal or vacation time required. Pre-approval from your supervisor is required.
There are two positions available: Election Judge or Equipment Manager. Election Judges and Equipment Managers both assist voters and ensure the polling place is running smoothly. Equipment Managers are also responsible for setting up and maintaining the voting equipment. Due to the additional responsibility, Equipment Managers receive more training and higher pay.
Learn more about the positions through the video and information on this page.
(Identify yourself as a
county employee when applying)
Both positions require that county employees are
- A U.S. citizen
- Either a registered voter of Cook County OR a college student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Español, हिन्दी, 中文 - always needed
For information about serving in Suburban Cook County, email Elect.Judge@cookcountyil.gov
or call (312) 603-0965.
For information about serving in
Chicago, visit chicagoelections.com
or call (312) 269-7984.